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June 22, 2021 Policy matters this fortnight
Yamuna flows under (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
June 16, 2021 The World Ocean Day this year has come with a dire warning, of the threat posed to coral reefs, important for ocean health as well as the livelihoods of millions of people!
Coral reefs in the Andaman Islands (Image Source: Ritiks via Wikimedia Commons)
May 25, 2021 The Arabian Sea is also turning into a hotbed of cyclonic storms
Cyclone Tauktae intensified into an ‘extremely severe cyclonic storm’ and made a landfall on coastal Gujarat leaving a trail of destruction behind. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
December 11, 2019 Policy matters this week
Polythene bags and solid waste left behind as water recedes in the Ganga river. (Source: India Water Portal on Flickr)
November 13, 2019 News this week
A cyclonic storm that hit India in 2016. (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
34 percent of India's coastline suffers from erosion, West Bengal worst affected
News this fortnight Posted on 18 Apr, 2022 10:00 AM

West Bengal's coastline suffers the worst erosion while Goa's remains stable

Coast along the southern tip of the country (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
New Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022 announced
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 02 Mar, 2022 02:07 PM

Plastic Waste Management (Amendment) Rules, 2022: Centre notifies guidelines on EPR for plastic packaging

Plastic waste is causing havoc on drains and water bodies (Image source: IWP Flickr Album)
Process of obtaining green nod simplified to allow ease of doing business: Govt
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 05 Jan, 2022 01:04 PM

Environment Ministry reports reduction in environmental clearance time from 150 to 90 days

Ease of doing business at the cost of environment (Source: IWP Flickr Photos) Photo for representation only.
First digital flood inventory (IFI) in geospatial format created for India
News this fortnight Posted on 22 Nov, 2021 06:56 PM

India’s first digital flood inventory (IFI) in modern geospatial format created

First digital flood inventory (IFI) in geospatial format created (Image source: IWP Flickr Photos). Image for representation only
300 organisations from across the globe call for no climate finance for hydropower
News this fortnight Posted on 06 Oct, 2021 10:06 PM

Hydropower is not fit for climate finance according to 300 organisations worldwide

Gambhir dam near Ujjain (Source: IWP Flickr photos)
Water levels in reservoirs of north, central India plummet - Rainfall deficit to blame
News this fortnight Posted on 24 Aug, 2021 11:59 AM

Deficient rainfall results in low storage in reservoirs of north, central India

Chicklihole Reservior Coorg (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Lakshadweep Islands: Rising sea levels may inundate some islands
Major coastal erosion predicted in Lakshadweep Islands by 2030, says IIT study Posted on 24 Jun, 2021 10:47 AM

Rising global sea levels as a consequence of climate change is likely to permanently inundate many small islands in future.

Coastal protection measures need to be taken now (Image: Pixabay)
Delhi Govt gets stricter in tackling Yamuna river pollution
Policy matters this fortnight Posted on 22 Jun, 2021 04:16 PM

Yamuna pollution: Delhi Govt bans soaps and detergents not meeting latest BIS standards

Yamuna flows under (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
It is June, and 49 of 130 major reservoirs are brimming with water!
News this fortnight Posted on 22 Jun, 2021 04:15 PM

Even before the monsoon sets in, collective stock in 130 major reservoirs 27 percent of total capacity

Narmada river in Madhya Pradesh (Image source: IWP Flickr photos)
Tropical rainforests of the sea, under threat!
The World Ocean Day this year has come with a dire warning, of the threat posed to coral reefs, important for ocean health as well as the livelihoods of millions of people! Posted on 16 Jun, 2021 04:13 PM

Coral reefs are said to be one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth and harbour a wide range of animals and plant species.

Coral reefs in the Andaman Islands (Image Source: Ritiks via Wikimedia Commons)
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